Upcoming Events at the Bridgehouse Museum
"Paint the River" Plein Air Painting Festival
Painters, collectors, and those who love the Chicago River... please join the festivities for a one-day paint out and exhibit by the Plein Air Painters Chicago. A portion of proceeds benefit Friends of the Chicago River and the Bridgehouse Museum.
8am-12pm: Painters will be set up all along the main stem to complete their art. 1pm-5pm: Artwork will be displayed and for sale inside and outside of the museum. Select pieces will be on display and for sale through September.
Lunchtime Lecture Series at the Bridgehouse Museum
Free, Mondays in July and August, 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. on our outdoor plaza
Our free lunchtime lecture series returns this year with an exciting schedule of speakers. Join us for this casual, yet educational series on our beautiful outdoor plaza with views of the Chicago River.
Monday July 9th: "Early Chicago Stories and the Michigan Avenue Bridge" Patrick McBriarty, Author and Historian PTM Werks
Monday July 16th: "Tender House Project" Mejay Gula, Lecturer + AIADO Gallery Curator, SAIC
Monday July 23rd: "Single Use Plastics and the Environment" Jaclyn Wegner, Director Conservation Action, The Shedd Aquarium
Monday July 30th: "FAQs about Chicago River Water Quality" Jennifer Wasik, Principal Environmental Scientist, MWRD
Monday, Aug. 6th: Veronica Kyle, Chicago Outreach Director, Faith in Place
Monday, Aug. 13th: "Aquatic Invasive Species" Andy Casper, Director of Freshwater Research, The Shedd Aquarium
Monday, Aug. 20th: "Butterflies of the American Prairie" Dr. Doug Taron, Chief Curator of the Chicago Academy of Sciences, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Monday, Aug. 27th: "Art Along the River" Linda Keane, Professor & Creative Director, SAIC